a mash-up of sex & food
One may only imagine the vast quantity of words that have been spilled across the historic pages of humanity on the subject of the aphrodisiac. In fact, in the modern world one needs only go so far as the SPAM folder of one’s own mature email account to learn of the vast variety of exotic concoctions that claim to improve romance through ingestion of the same.
Daily invocations to click on message subjects such as “to men who want to act better in bed” or “give your woman the first-rate intimate experience” implore the presumably hapless (and physically humbled) recipient towards further explorations down dark and deep rabbit holes of creepy web addresses hosted in foreign lands.
Don’t dare click those links save the few who possess the technical prowess in untangling digital the snares that surely lurk therein.
Our curiosity with the often mundane potential of exotic foods to tip the genetic balance in favour of some kind of yet-to-be-woken, still-slumbering sexual prowess is obviously not new, and one may wonder why the myth of the super-food cure-all-inadequacies eat-this-and-be-awesome clings so firmly to our collective story.
Perhaps, frustrated by the lack of effect from the daily and mundane diet each of us endures, our resilience towards untested hope overpowers our logic and reason. Each of us travels with our palates, adventures with our stomachs, and journeys to the distant lands of the unusual culinary curiosities in the hopes of unlocking something. Perhaps that something is little more than an experience or a check box on a long list of daring delicacies. Or it is possible that the aforementioned something is a kind of emotional desperation, a lighted beacon in the fog of life that promises civility and hospitality at its source.
And then just maybe that’s the rub of it all. Each person who yearns for an exotic aphrodisiac does it in their own way. Some by ordering magical pills through the mail after venturing into dark digital alleyways. Others, by braving the culinary adventures of exotic lands and reshaping the manner in which those experiences present their existence to the universe.
Either way, it’s trading the notion of adventurous ingestion for the too-often-hollow promise of that elusive “first-rate intimate experience.” And if those historic pages of humanity have anything to teach, its that such an experience has been long sought and rarely found.